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 Genesis - Tribes, The Xivai
OathinBlood
Posted: Aug 10 2007, 03:58 PM


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The Xivai - Wandering Tribe
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Tribe Description: The six-member tribe consists of six gaunt Xivai, the lone survivors of a Tanaxai raid on their previous colony. There are two males and four females, one of which who is swelling up to replace the lost Geryon. The only united look that the tribe share is a gaunt skeletal look, one even more pronounced than regular in a Xivai. The tribe itself is rather disjointed, and its members don’t work well together.
Thought Language: The Xivai communicate via electrical signals. Their thought-speak can communicate deeper and purer messages than any language, and they have no need for words or names, which only represent something that they can directly communicate.
Written Language: They have no concept of writing.
Current Area: Volcanic Wastelands
The volcanic wastelands are a plain of jagged rock covered with white dust-like organic detritus, the remnants of dead and decaying creatures from above. This organic snow is constantly fall from above, and their whiteness is in stark contrast to the multitude of volcanic vents that spew up from the ground. Some of these vents pump out toxic-looking black smog, and others just glow ominously. When these vents are active, creatures swarm about them. Pale eels, giant tube-worms, various corals and sponges, worms, and larger creatures feed off their warmth. They can suddenly die, which kills all of the sedentary creatures on them, like the tube-worms and corals. Most vents have a layer of these ghostly dead creatures on them somewhere.
Current Location: Pit-Caves
The pit-caves are on the fringe of the volcanic wastelands, and are mostly barren of life. The little life that exists here are ghostly and pale, not to mention small. Phantom-like jellyfish drift about in great clouds, and colourless crabs scuttle under rocks, hiding from vampiric octopi. Some of the caves have pit-like tunnels that extend further into a labyrinthine system of pit-tunnels.
Religion: The concept of religion is foreign to them.
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Total Population: 6
Amount of Elders: 0
Amount of Elder Adults: 0
Amount of Adults: 5
----- Males: 1
----- Females: 4 (1 Pre-Geryon)
Amount of Young Adults: 1
----- Males: 1
----- Females: 0
Amount of Young: 0
Amount of Infants: 0
Unborn Children: 0
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Adult Female #1 – She is the largest of the females, and her body is rapidly swelling to become a replacement for the tribe’s lost Geryon. She is unable to work and requires more food than normal, though her mind is as sharp as ever.
Health: ●●●● (Becoming Geryon)
Age: 46
Adult Female #2 – She is the second eldest female in the tribe, and a ferocious fighter with skill beyond her years. Her body is lithe and nimble, and she has a knack for detecting larger prey. A born hunter.
Health: ●●●●●
Age: 37
Hunting: ●●●●●
Adult Female #3 – This female is in the prime of her life, and with a good sense of direction. She is an enigmatic individual though, and she does not communicate with the rest of the tribe very much.
Health: ●●●●●
Age: 36
Adult Female #4 – An extremely paranoid female prone to random and rapid bursts of aggression. The others keep their distance from her, especially the males.
Health: ●●●●●
Age: 34
Adult Male #1 – A male who was often subjected to strong dislike from the larger, more aggressive females. He is a solitary individual and wanders the tribe territory by himself. He pities the younger male and regards himself as his guardian.
Health: ●●●●●
Age: 31
Young Male #1 – A young, small male who looks up to the only other male in the tribe. He holds a strong contempt of the overbearing physically dominant females.
Health: ●●●●●
Age: 23
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Food Needed Daily: 15 Food
Production Made Daily: 25
Culture Made Daily: 12
Happiness Level: mellow.gif
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Resources and Supplies:
Bain (N/A)
Clay (N/A)
Stones (N/A)
Fish Bones (N/A)
Crab Shells (N/A)
Kraklash Vines (N/A)
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Food Stores: N/A
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Shelter and Housing: The tribe are using the area’s pit-caves.
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Gaunt and emaciated, a small group of Xivai swim lazily along the fringe of the volcanic wastelands, an area of full of volcanic vents belching forth heat from the planet’s bowels. These six Xivai are the only survivors of a fierce Tanaxai raid on a Xivai colony, and they all bear the scarred-over wounds to show it. One of their member, a large female, has undergone a hormonal change and is rapidly increasing in size to replace the colony’s lost Geryon. She will soon be so bloated that she’ll have to maintain a sedentary lifestyle and become a living egg factory, The other Xivai are half-starved, for they have not eaten for several days. The meagre pickings they could find in these benthic depths were given up to the pre-Geryon, to ensure the survival of their colony. After a week of wandering, the disjointed tribe found the pit-caves bordering the wastelands, and decided to settle. Life is scarce for the most part, but around active vents there is always an explosion of life forms. Organic snow, the remains of rotting corpses from above, constantly drifts down on the bleak landscape. It is a serene and dreary scene. The scattered tribe of Xivai drift across the area like ghosts, their black exoskeletons hard to make out in the darkness.

The tribe itself is socially unstable, its members as unpredictable as the volcanic vents. The two males, physically smaller than the females, hold great contempt for the dominant gender. The females disrespect the males, seeing them as bags of sperm who’s only use is in the procreation of their young. Because of this social gap, the tribe’s members are distant, bordering on physically hostile to each other.

A preliminary scan of the area by the only adult male in the tribe shows that there are dozens of volcanic vents. About three quarters of them are active at any given time, swarming with life until some movement deep down in the planet’s tectonics cuts off its magma flow and its heat dissipated, killing all the animals who couldn’t stand to be exposed to the freezing temperatures, or those who couldn’t migrate to the next active vent. The menagerie of creatures there were predominantly black, albino, or colourless, and consisted of ghostly fish, pale crustaceans, and the occasional predatory squid or octopus. Massive swarms of jellyfish drifted about like underwater smoke.

The tribe took cover inside a small pit-cave. Tomorrow, they would have to hunt.

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How do you wish to advance technology? (25 Production Points)
A) Start separating the cave crab populations into different areas, and observing how they differ. (Science +)
B) Start collecting the organic detritus snow and feeding it to the crabs in the cave. (Science +)
C) Start using small stones as handheld weapons varying from hammers to daggers. (Military +)
D) Start collecting the organic detritus snow and feeding it to the cave octopi. (Science +)
E) Start living closer to the various creatures, allowing them to get used to our presence. (Growth +)
F) Start collecting the organic detritus snow and feeding it to the pale jellyfish swarms. (Science +)
H) Start using fish bones as crude knives or spears, depending on their size. (Military +)

How do you wish to further our culture? (12 Culture Points)
A) Start moving the rocks on the pit-cave floors around, forming various shapes. (Culture +)
B) Develop individual mind signals for each member of the tribe. (Culture +)
C) Establish mysticism, the pursuit of an experience with a divine being, as the dominant religion in your tribe. (Religion +)
D) Develop a mind signal referring to the entire tribe. (Culture +)
E) Start decreasing the social gap between male and female in the tribal society. (Culture +)
F) Develop a social hierarchy by ranking the members in order of importance. (Culture +)
G) Start increasing the social gap between male and female in the tribal society. (Culture +)

What do you wish to do? (5 Working Members)
A) Start searching for fallen and/or rotting carcasses in the wastelands. (Resources +)
B) Start collecting the empty husks of corals and sponges on dead volcanic vents. (Resources +)
C) Start collecting stones and rocks from the pit-caves. (Resources +)
----- I) Collect a variety of all types of stones.
----- II) Collect a variety of large stones.
----- III) Collect a variety of small stones.
----- IV) Collect large and sharp stones.
----- V) Collect small and sharp stones.
----- VI) Collect large and dull stones.
----- VII) Collect small and dull stones.
D) Send out a hunting party for large game. (Food +)
E) Send out a hunting party for small game. (Food +)
F) Start collecting large piles of bain. (Resources +)
G) Start collecting large piles of kraklash vines. (Resources +)
H) Send out scouts to explore the surrounding area. (Explore +)
I) Start gathering clay, found in the walls of some pit-caves.
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Logic_man
Posted: Aug 10 2007, 08:51 PM


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How do you wish to advance technology? (25 Production Points)
A) Start separating the cave crab populations into different areas, and observing how they differ. (Science +) 5 points
C) Start using small stones as handheld weapons varying from hammers to daggers. (Military +) 7 points
E) Start living closer to the various creatures, allowing them to get used to our presence. (Growth +) 6 points
H) Start using fish bones as crude knives or spears, depending on their size. (Military +) 7 points

weapons are useful, as is growth.

How do you wish to further our culture? (12 Culture Points)

B) Develop individual mind signals for each member of the tribe. (Culture +) 5 points
D) Develop a mind signal referring to the entire tribe. (Culture +) 5 points
F) Develop a social hierarchy by ranking the members in order of importance. (Culture +) 2 points


What do you wish to do? (5 Working Members)

adult male 1 A) Start searching for fallen and/or rotting carcasses in the wastelands. (Resources +)
adult female 2 3 and 4 E) Send out a hunting party for small game. (Food +)
young male 1 G) Start collecting large piles of kraklash vines. (Resources +)

the tribe is to weak to hunt large game at this point so i think we should send out the females to collect lots of small game.


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Seb (sjvan0)
Posted: Aug 11 2007, 03:20 AM


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How do you wish to advance technology? (25 Production Points)
A) Start separating the cave crab populations into different areas, and observing how they differ. (Science +) 4 points
B) Start collecting the organic detritus snow and feeding it to the crabs in the cave. (Science +) 4 points
H) Start using fish bones as crude knives or spears, depending on their size(Military +) 6 points
E) Start living closer to the various creatures, allowing them to get used to our presence. (Growth +) 11 points

Due to the conflicting natures of the tribe members, we need to be able to have members go off by themselves for a bit and cool-off, in order to avoid having them slaughter each other. That is why it is absolutely vital that we start getting the other animals used to us, so we have as much breathing space as possible. As for the two crab choices, I thought it might be interesting to separate groups and feed them different foods. We could feed one group one kind of detritus, another a different kind of food, another with all types of food, etc. We'll also need weapons, and I think that this round we should focus on just one type of weapon material.

[b]How do you wish to further our culture? (12 Culture Points)

D) Develop a mind signal referring to the entire tribe. (Culture +) 1 point
E) Start decreasing the social gap between male and female in the tribal society. (Culture +) 11 points

Our top priority right now is getting the various members of the tribe working together. Our tribe is already small and weak enough without having a rift this big between the two sexes.

[b]What do you wish to do? (5 Working Members)

A) Start searching for fallen and/or rotting carcasses in the wastelands. (Resources +) Adult Female #3
D) Send out a hunting party for large game. (Food +) Adult female #2, the two males
G) Start collecting large piles of kraklash vines. (Resources +) Adult Female #4

The hunting party decision is rather risky, but the potential benefits are massive. The conflicting personalities between the sexes will probably cause problems, but if they manage to work together to take down a large animal, then the males and female will find a new respect for each other. The males will be able to see the female at her best, and the female will be able to see that the males are useful for more than mating. However, the dislike they have for each other combined with the males' lack of hunting experience and the adult male's solitary nature could result in the hunt going badly, which would just widen the rift.
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BodhiBloodWave
Posted: Aug 11 2007, 11:26 AM


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How do you wish to advance technology? (25 Production Points)

A) Start separating the cave crab populations into different areas, and observing how they differ. (Science +) 4
B) Start collecting the organic detritus snow and feeding it to the crabs in the cave. (Science +) 4
E) Start living closer to the various creatures, allowing them to get used to our presence. (Growth +) 11

For these three look at Seb's explanation as its a rather good one

H) Start using fish bones as crude knives or spears, depending on their size. (Military +) 6

I opted for the Fish bones as weapons because i simply like the mental image of the Xivai using them, also i see it as having a larger amount of posibilities

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How do you wish to further our culture? (12 Culture Points)
B) Develop individual mind signals for each member of the tribe. (Culture +) 1 point

Names or unique mind signals will always help

D) Develop a mind signal referring to the entire tribe. (Culture +) 1 point

look above

E) Start decreasing the social gap between male and female in the tribal society. (Culture +) 10 points

Look at Seb's explanation, i also agree with him that we need to decrease the gap for our tribe to survive better

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What do you wish to do? (5 Working Members)

A) Start searching for fallen and/or rotting carcasses in the wastelands. (Resources +)

since this is a source of bones and such aswell i need it for tools and weapons, the one delegated to this task is Adult Female #3

D) Send out a hunting party for large game. (Food +)

As Seb stated this is a rather risky thing to do but i also agree with that its worth the risk, specially if combined with the points spent on decreasing the social gap so Adult female #2 and the two males will do that

G) Start collecting large piles of kraklash vines. (Resources +)

Since there is only one Xivai left thats free, i'm giving Adult Female #4 this task
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Seb (sjvan0)
Posted: Aug 11 2007, 01:52 PM


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Ah, I hadn't thought of collecting just carcasses and then using them for both weapons/tools and crab food. I'll switch my tech vote to bones and the resource vote to kraklash vines.
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OathinBlood
Posted: Aug 13 2007, 03:53 PM


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The Xivai were a nameless society. Their thought-speak electric signaling did not need to go through any form of transition as crude as names or words. Still, each mind signal had a unique electrical trace, one that could be interpreted as a name, though not one any other race would understand.
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What do you want the general linguistic style of Xivian words and names to be?
A) Balrnae, Nturildr, Begi, Ogugwe, Caturona
B) Atheaenegr, Besiusy, Pruse, Thaeuscalch, Jochoni
C) Boiqugo, Ctelagh, Daqu-elehoan, Rsthathosh, Sarligol
D) Asepdinan, Ototal, Oniel, Eretos, Naot
E) Geruma, Gurao, Berran, Nteoh, Oerssica
F) Lorelvih, Mexucead, Nunansak, Royaf, Viril
G) Fgelr, Hemi, Kdaf, Ragi, Tikar
H) Aritohh, Asurutigr, Atageeg, Iderlies, Ilrenh
I) Bsemz, Kedb, Keg, Sbuz, Xnumet
J) Bodagu, Eegoteg, Eguiegi, Hedol, Jimon
K) Dalieler, Drnger, Jusho, Xandanth, Xandarucal
L) Pytor, Nysdardra, Enthnysest, Iaim, Kaldyn, Aughar
M) Niesh, Zas, Aorme, Jouw, Nysr
N) Delicema, Guseko, Punemex, Novofib, Dupelas
O) Lyepoliss, Parten, Mawroth, Lotherorm, Moidsay
P) Crel, Blalyer, Llorr, Wyd, Hesl
Q) Geson, Isoosa, Milar, Yadoh, Avome
R) Govybym, Modalira, Jewasycy, Niwomaca, Dasur
S) Sikumrd, Lilisis, Fi-Semode, Ru-Putnenrey, Utedo
T) Suggest another linguistic style to the tribe, and have them accept it.
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Posted: Aug 13 2007, 05:49 PM


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T. Xzzik Kzrikzri Xrickz, etc.

Seems more... honest then any of the suggested. Basically, things that sound buzzy/electric.
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OathinBlood
Posted: Aug 13 2007, 09:10 PM


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Yeah. I was gonna do a Xicilax one, but decided not to.


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Seb (sjvan0)
Posted: Aug 14 2007, 04:12 PM


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I'll go with Minotaur's names.
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OathinBlood
Posted: Aug 15 2007, 12:40 PM


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My main computer has a 'unmountable boot volume' or something. Basically, it won't start - and I can't find my XP disc. This sucks - I'm typing from a crappy Mac laptop with it's fucking touch-cursor thing.


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Posted: Aug 15 2007, 01:42 PM


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ouch, sorry to hear that, hopefully you will get your comp fixed before to long

Also, going with Minotaurs vote
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Posted: Aug 15 2007, 04:44 PM


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Celebratory post WOOOOOT FUCKING HOOOOO AWSOME SAUCE WOOOO!!!! Its like a coming home present woooot!!!!! Now just to go read over things. Also I am back at my normal home.


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Posted: Aug 15 2007, 04:58 PM


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How do you wish to advance technology? (25 Production Points)
A) Start separating the cave crab populations into different areas, and observing how they differ. (Science +) 5 points
B) Start collecting the organic detritus snow and feeding it to the crabs in the cave. (Science +) 5 points
E) Start living closer to the various creatures, allowing them to get used to our presence. (Growth +) 7 points
H) Start using fish bones as crude knives or spears, depending on their size. (Military +) 8 points

How do you wish to further our culture? (12 Culture Points)
D) Develop a mind signal referring to the entire tribe. (Culture +) 2 points
E) Start decreasing the social gap between male and female in the tribal society. (Culture +) 8 points
F) Develop a social hierarchy by ranking the members in order of importance. (Culture +) 2 points


What do you wish to do? (5 Working Members)
A) Start searching for fallen and/or rotting carcasses in the wastelands. (Resources +) Adult Female #3
D) Send out a hunting party for large game. (Food +) Adult female #2, the two males
G) Start collecting large piles of kraklash vines. (Resources +) Adult Female #4

I agree with seb on this one.


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I want to focus on the crabs right now because they will provide food and an early from of armor. For us to go on the offensive in our many ways we must first have the ability to defend ourselves. We also need to protect the egg layer and armor would aid greatly in that manner.

I agree with the others for the words/names vote.


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Nurjehan
Posted: Aug 25 2007, 06:41 PM


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T. Xzzik Kzrikzri Xrickz, etc.
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QUOTE (Gamgee @ Aug 16 2007, 12:44 AM)
Celebratory post WOOOOOT FUCKING HOOOOO AWSOME SAUCE WOOOO!!!! Its like a coming home present woooot!!!!! Now just to go read over things. Also I am back at my normal home.

Hell yes.

I suppose I missed the first vote, no big deal. As for the mind signal, I think something more like the one I made up for the Xivai last time is best. I really don't care much though. What we sound like isn't a major concern, so long as it isn't giggity giggity giggity.

Oath: My concept art is...a little overdue, I know. I swear that probably for sure within the next week (or so) I'll be able to get back to work.
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Posted: Aug 27 2007, 02:04 AM


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The abstraction of names in the Xivai thought-speak soon started applying itself to other things, and it wasn't long before the tribe members started questioning if the tribe should be referred to as more than the thought-speak equivalent of 'us'. [Language +5]
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What do you want the tribe name to be?
A) Xrizk'gor'Xxizriskaz (Slaves of the Presence)
B) Xrisk'Kriskazaaz (Slave Takers/Makers)
C) Xrizkez'gor'Xarixxask (Prophets of the Maw)
D) Xiisk (Them)
E) Dirisk'gor'Xiiskarakk (Demons of the/from the Abyss)
F) Suggest another tribe name, and have them accept it.
G) None of the above and keep debating names.
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Logic_man
Posted: Aug 27 2007, 02:11 AM


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C) Xrizkez'gor'Xarixxask (Prophets of the Maw)
just sounds really cool


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OathinBlood
Posted: Aug 27 2007, 02:15 AM


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It'd sound cooler if we could pronouce it. Anyways, you could suggest something to me in English, and I'll translate it. I'm working on an actual working language, but it's hard as hell.


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Gah! C. C is fine. Such inconsequential decisions...
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OathinBlood
Posted: Aug 27 2007, 03:17 AM


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Would you rather I name the tribe Cocksies from Ocksies?


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